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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Feb 10, 2007 12:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: MLB: Just Business After All

I've been alive long enough, am jaded enough of course to never expect what i wish to expect. I've been a fan, of variable degrees, of baseball for around 32 years. A die-hard Mets fan when Seaver was on the mound, i was drawn even at that young age to his profound integrity and his obvious talents. So no surprise that a young kid from Jersey would try to emulate a baseball star with such characteristics. In fact, regardless of team, i have always admired those baseball players who embodied more than just stellar stats, those that transcended the money-grubbing that has come to define professional athletes. So as in big business, so in baseball, and it's understood, even if not welcomed in my world-view. Anyway, i will be seriously disheartened if the Yankees do not bring back Bernie Williams. I could care less for the Jeters, the A-Rods, the Giambi types on the Yankees. Sure, i'll cheer when the contribute to a Yankee win, but on a personal, emotional level, nothing. But Bernie is another story altogether and anyone who has followed baseball, regardless of your team, has to recognize that Bernie is one of those good guys, the player who you cannot help but be drawn to, who you hope every time he comes to bat, that he shines. It's why, even When Damon was with the Sox, you just loved him no matter what he did, even if what he did hurt the Yanks. And yes, i know that he left the Sox, but even if he didn't, i'd still root for him, because he's that kind of player, hard-playing, a sense of integrity, an overall good guy. But even still, Bernie is even greater than that, and i know that come the start of baseball season, the Yanks without Bernie will be a sad day/season indeed. Just my two cents folks and not trying to start anything, only giving my nod to a player who i can't help but admire.

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Poster: tigerbolt Date: Feb 10, 2007 12:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: MLB: Just Business After All

reminds me of all those tops baseball cards i use to collect when i was a kid priceless joy,i moved out the folks put the cards in the attic and dooh ruined.to bad about bernie and the yanks but real sadness is when a-rod goes to boston after the end of this year,sorry dire but that's the new rumor with the baseball sports announcer's.in football news jerry jones is trying to trade terrell owens to the pats for a draft pick.now dire don't kill the messenger.

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Feb 10, 2007 1:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: MLB: Just Business After All

tiger ... probably have many of those same TOPS cards you speak of ... will happily send any player your way, circa 74-79, and a few scattered years in the '80s.

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Poster: tigerbolt Date: Feb 10, 2007 1:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: MLB: Just Business After All

hold on to them man,priceless items.i'm sure my step brother has multiple copies of cards,he was hard core when it came to football and baseball cards.topps only and all in protective card holders.he's got something like 15,000 plus football and baseball cards.lol

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Poster: SDH2O Date: Feb 10, 2007 2:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: MLB: Just Business After All

As a lifelong Sox fan, the equivalent for me would be if we ever let Veritek go. Talk about the "Heart and Soul" of a team. Of all the Yanks, I have always liked and respected Bernie the most. Humble, reserved, hard working and a terrific competitor. One hell of a ball player who deserves to retire as a Yankee regardless of what it would cost them. Oh, well, I guess we are constantly reminded that this is a business first.

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Poster: dyermaker81 Date: Feb 10, 2007 4:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: MLB: Just Business After All

I can see that there are some old souls out there among baseball fans. I myself am one of those. I love to see the "guy" who has been a face of a franchise finish with said franchise.

Bernie truly is a class act and deserves to leave the game on his terms on his team. Yeah he isn't as agile,fast,or powerful anymore...but he is the type of person that any clubhouse would love.

But truth be told, MLB is a business and the Yankees seem to prove that to us time and time again.

I could go on for hours as baseball is as big a part of my life as the dead is. I am gonna now start another thread inquiring if any of you would like to join a dead fantasy baseball league on yahoo.

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Poster: BryanE Date: Feb 10, 2007 1:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: MLB: Just Business After All

A word here from Cardinal country: on behalf of everyone in the Grateful Dead community, allow me to welcome, as of a couple of days ago, one of the newest citizens of the United States of America, Albert Pujols. He passed with his test without a single incorrect answer, and I, for one, am very happy for the man.

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Feb 10, 2007 1:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: MLB: Just Business After All

:)

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Poster: Compsurfah_Too Date: Feb 10, 2007 2:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: MLB: Just Business After All

One of the happiest days of my life, was when I taught my son to say, "Booo Yankees." Of course my wife won't let me teach him anything worse... But there's still time.

Teach them young...

And of course, for my brother in Colorado... "Booo Broncos."

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Poster: sparky999255 Date: Feb 10, 2007 2:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: MLB: Just Business After All

You are exactly right about Bernie. Even as a life-long Redsox fan I've always thought of Bernie as a class act. I'm a little surprised that you lumped Jeter in with A-Rod and Giambi though. I've always admired the way Jeter plays and conducts himself. It would be nice to see Bernie go out on his own terms with the Yanks and hopefully he doesn't end up elsewhere (like Mays with the Mets).

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Feb 10, 2007 3:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: MLB: Just Business After All

ya, sparky, yeah i admire Jeter's hard-playing style (how can you not), but i don't know, his personality never meshed w/me ... he just never came across as a player i could connect with. maybe he's too cocky/arrogant, i don't know. i'll have a beer w/Bernie, but Jeter, well, i may throw him a wave, but not really interested in him persona wise. hope you understand! cheers!

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Poster: Fishead Date: Feb 10, 2007 12:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: MLB: Just Business After All

sorry to hear that man......

yankees suck !!!! :0

go red sox !!!!!!!

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Feb 10, 2007 12:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: MLB: Just Business After All

Completely understand your position. Just not that kind of fan. Best to you ... A.

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Poster: WHARFRAT Date: Feb 10, 2007 1:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: MLB: Just Business After All

Bernie Deserves the kind of send off Paul O'Niel got at the stadium!! He should be able to go out on his own terms!
Can't wait till the season starts but you are 100% rite ARB,
with out Bernie Baseball..... Things just won't be the same in Yankeeland. Even the MASSHOLES who boo Damon should appreciate
what Bernie has always brought to the plate.
He is a true man playing a kids game the way it supposed to be played. A team player first.....me second!!

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Feb 10, 2007 2:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: MLB: Just Business After All

Thanks wharfrat ... glad you appreciate where i'm comin' from, and yeah, despite it all, lookin' forward to the only season that matters!

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Poster: WHARFRAT Date: Feb 10, 2007 2:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: MLB: Just Business After All

Me too Arb......The only game in town :)

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Poster: Max Chorak Date: Feb 10, 2007 2:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: MLB: Just Business After All

bah.. i read the title as "mind left body" =/

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Poster: cush11 Date: Feb 10, 2007 2:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: MLB: Just Business After All

...If you go down to Deep Elem, keep your money in your shoe...

;)

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Poster: WHARFRAT Date: Feb 10, 2007 2:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: MLB: Just Business After All

OHHH SWEET MAMA!!!

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Poster: cush11 Date: Feb 10, 2007 2:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: MLB: Just Business After All

;)

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